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>"He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it."

How does he do it /lit/? How does he wield his description with such paralyzing accuracy? I feel like Cormac McCarthy is the kind of author that makes all other authors redundant.
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>>7582805
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>piss away, boys
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>>7584066
You haven't read enough brah
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Bit purple for my tastes.
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>>7584488
But dude that's the thing. He only describes remarkable things in this kind of language. We go through most of Blood Meridian not knowing what 90% of the Glanton gang look like, but he spills paragraphs poring over every mythical detail of the Judge's physique.
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>>7584066
>The blind dogs of the sun in their running.
Can anyone explain what he meant here?
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>>7584532
To impress the easily impressible. See: >>7584066
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>>7584458
this
brah

>>7584488
but it's fucking yellow dengue-plagued prose
purple my ass
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